Monthly Archives: October 2017

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31 10, 2017

Fundraising!

2017-10-31T12:46:49+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Awareness, Fundraising|

A huge thank you and well done to Tim Ogdon, who has raised £1456.25 for our charity! Tim showed superhuman strength by completing 3 half-marathons this year in memory of his brother Jonathan, who tragically took his life after his battle with NF. Another terrible reminder of why we must continue to raise awareness and [...]

14 10, 2017

Science Daily discuss how 2 Group A Strep Genes link to NF

2017-10-14T12:02:14+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Awareness|

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause a variety of illnesses that range from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions including pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome and the flesh-eating disease formally known as necrotizing fasciitis. The life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft [...]

14 10, 2017

Aimee Copeland speaking on NF at US event

2019-07-15T12:54:50+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Awareness|

Aimee Copeland, a young woman who lost her hands, a leg and a foot in a fight with flesh-eating bacteria, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Power of the Purse Luncheon for United Way. The event will be held Nov. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke Ministry Center. [...]

6 10, 2017

What Are Flesh-Eating Bacteria, And How Do You Fight Them?

2019-07-15T12:55:35+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Awareness|

National Geographic have recently published an article on how science is working at fighting NF. Read the full story here. DISCLAIMER We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation (including our professional network); do not support any advertising found in these links. The wording used, though helpful in raising awareness of necrotising fasciitis, is used in [...]

6 10, 2017

Texas Floods Cause NF Death

2019-07-15T12:54:41+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Awareness|

The New York times have published a story on how a woman contracted NF and died from the recent Texas floods. The full, tragic story can be found here DISCLAIMER We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation (including our professional network); do not support any advertising found in these links. The wording used, though helpful [...]